Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, July 21-25, 2017

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, July 21-25, 2017

Presenters: Deborah M. Borneman, SS.C.M. and Sharon Dillon, SSJ-TOSF

 

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This workshop is intended for new and recently appointed vocation directors.  Its goal is to provide participants with the skills, context, theory, challenges and practicalities of contemporary vocation ministry. Topics will include:  theology of call; candidate issues; discernment, assessment and the application process; the role of membership and religious leadership; advertising and education; ethics and boundaries; and self-care of the vocation director.

Schedule

This workshop begins at 9 a.m. each morning from July 21-25. Please note this workshop ends at 4:30 p.m. on July 25. Overnight accommodations are contracted for 6 nights, arrival on July 20 and check out on July 26. 

Fees

Workshop fees include materials, speaker, morning light refreshments, and facility fees. The fees do not include meals or parking. 

Commuter:  $675 – NRVC Member     $1,015 – Non-NRVC Member
Resident:  $1,365 – NRVC Member   $1,705 – Non-NRVC Member  

Presenters

 

Sister Deborah M. Borneman, SS.C.M. is a member of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. She began working for the NRVC in 2011 and currently serves as the Director of Member Relations and Services. Sister Debbie has served previously in youth ministry, campus ministry, parish pastoral care, and as vocation director for her congregation. She also ministered as coordinator for vocation awareness programs for the Diocese of Harrisburg. Sister Debbie has a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of Chicago. She focused her research on The Weariness among Women Religious in Promoting Vocations to Religious Life in the Twenty-first Century.

Sr. Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F.Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F., is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. She was vocation director for her community for 10 years and served as executive director for the Franciscan Federation for six years. In the past 25 years she also co-founded, directed, worked at, and served on the board of several nonprofits that specialize in providing hospitality and support for people with intellectual and medical/physical challenges. Dillon has a master’s in education, is certified in special education and physical education, and is a Franciscan spiritual director.


 

 

The warmth, enthusiasm, and positive spirit of the speakers created a very supportive atmosphere which helped build confidence and spark ideas. They created an atmosphere of encouragement, hope, and gave solid, practiced, and holistic information.

 —Sister Sharon Ratteree, O.S.C.

The wonderful resources, especially for first year vocation directors, were helpful. Everyone was welcoming and the structure of the entire program was well organized and flexible. 

—Brother David Eubank, M.S. 

 

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